Long & Foster Commercial Division Represents Tenant in 8,906 Square Foot Lease in College Park, Maryland’s Discovery District

September 8, 2021
New office of Capitol Percussion + Backline Rentals in College Park, Md.

Long & Foster Real Estate’s Commercial Division announced today that Judi Garrett and Bobby Kauffman, of the Meta Commercial Team, recently represented Capitol Percussion + Backline Rentals in the lease of an 8,906 square foot space in College Park, Maryland’s Discovery District business community. 

Jauvon Gilliam, founder and owner of Capitol Percussion + Backline Rentals is also the principal timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra as well as an artist-in-residence at the University of Maryland. Gilliam will use the space to house the company’s massive inventory of high-quality musical instruments and stage equipment, as well as create a unique space for local artists and musicians.

“We realized that typical warehouses were not going to work for this project, as only a modern facility would check every important box,” said Garrett.

With design and construction services provided by St. John Properties, Gilliam plans to build professionally soundproofed studios for rehearsals, recordings, lessons, and podcasts. Plans are also in the works for office space, a control room for a large studio, and break room. This facility will become known as The Shed, a place where musicians of all genres can gather to hone their skills and showcase their craft.

The Meta Commercial Team’s hard work was key to the success of this project. The business model was expanded and changed in scope as Mr. Gilliam’s vision for his business came into focus.  

“Our familiarity with St. John Properties’ in-house resources was essential to expedite the space planning and construction management schedules,” said Kauffman. “The proximity to the University of Maryland, where Mr. Gilliam spends considerable time, pointed to this business community as the ideal choice.”

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